How to Prepare Your Chilliwack, BC Home for the Winter



If you live in Chilliwack, BC or Abbotsford, BC, the average temperature falls to 3.3 degrees Celsius. Cold temperatures like that can cause a variety of problems with your property, including burst pipes and increased energy costs. The winter is a time for diligent home maintenance.

However, if you properly “winterize” your home, it can still be a sanctuary from whatever awaits outdoors. Here are some areas to look at:

  1. Seal up any leaks. Look at the weather stripping around your doors and windows to ensure outside air isn’t seeping in, and precious warm air isn’t leaking out.
  2. Add extra insulation. Although insulation may be costly, adding some more to your attic will bring down your energy bill. You should also wrap any exposed pipes with insulation to keep them from cracking due to the cold.
  3. Check your heating system. It is better to find out that your furnace isn’t working properly before the coldest part of the season hits. Hire a professional to inspect and clean your furnace and ducts before winter hits.
  4. Clean out your gutters. Stop ice dams from forming by removing the leaves and waste out of your gutters. If melting snow and rain can’t flow freely in your gutters, it may mean water damage for your home.

If you need additional help, call Master Painting & Renovations.  Our services, which include insulation, heating work, and drain repairs, will allow homeowners in Chilliwack and Abbotsford to stand up to winter.

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2017-03-31T11:29:44+00:00 December 19th, 2013|Winterize|